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Old 17th March 2020, 01:17 PM
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This morning my wife took the dog out for its morning walk and was horrified at what she saw. The streets were crowded, people in substantial groups all greeting each other, shaking hands or kissing on both cheeks. Did they not hear Macron last night? Don't they care? This was after 12:00 and she did see a couple of Gendarmes trying to separate people but to little effect.

Personally, being in the "vulnerable" age group. I'm not going anywhere anytime soon.

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Conversing with the next door neighbor last night (through the fence, at a good safe distance) he was moaning about the "young people" he works with (and worse, he works at a lycée in a support capacity) who are all fine with confining "old folks" like him, but don't feel the need to limit their own activities. (Said next door neighbor, BTW, is roughly the same age as my husband's son.) He is blaming these young people who were out partying in bars and restaurants until the official order to shut them down for the current measures. Oh, and also the Parisians fleeing Paris and bringing the virus with them to the countryside.

Another former neighbor stopped by the house across the street (which they rent out) and we were talking - by calling across the street to each other (also at a safe distance). She thought she had renters for the house but they backed out at the last minute (they were due to move in the coming week I think). Both are on technical chômage due to the restrictions and they are concerned about their ability to take on a new lease obligation like that. (Personally I'm not sure they would even be able to move in now - especially if they were planning on having their friends and family help them with the move.) I have heard there is some provision for suspending rent payments and mortgages - but would that include the rent for a new place?

Just because young people don't show symptoms doesn't mean they aren't spreading the virus.
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C...Just because young people don't show symptoms doesn't mean they aren't spreading the virus.
It is also possible they don’t care. Early data has shown that under 30s are fairly safe from serious complications. There is some evidence from Italy that 30 to 40 year olds may have some increased risk, but that news hasn’t gotten out.

BTW, I don’t blame “the youth of today.” I think youth has always behaved as if life is forever, and the old have already had their run at it.
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This morning my wife took the dog out for its morning walk and was horrified at what she saw. The streets were crowded, people in substantial groups all greeting each other, shaking hands or kissing on both cheeks. Did they not hear Macron last night? Don't they care? This was after 12:00 and she did see a couple of Gendarmes trying to separate people but to little effect.

Personally, being in the "vulnerable" age group. I'm not going anywhere anytime soon.

Stay safe people


This morning but after 12 ? Is That possible ?

Hmmm...

Your wife was out after 12 ?

So she was breaking the law ?
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This morning my wife took the dog out for its morning walk and was horrified at what she saw. The streets were crowded, people in substantial groups all greeting each other, shaking hands or kissing on both cheeks. Did they not hear Macron last night? Don't they care? This was after 12:00 and she did see a couple of Gendarmes trying to separate people but to little effect.

Personally, being in the "vulnerable" age group. I'm not going anywhere anytime soon.

Stay safe people
Not round here, totally the opposite. And now in my large apartment complex they are all inside, mostly with the windows closed.

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Oh, I'm just waiting to hear of the first fines levied under these new rules.

We have the local neighborhood idiot out riding his tinny little motorbike up and down the road. No helmet and (if the past is anything to go by) he probably has his little kid (no more than 2 or 3 years old) sitting in front of him - also no helmet. (I'm upstairs and just hearing the oh-too-familiar sound of his dirt bike passing back and forth as he goes up and down the street.)

Though I think he had some problem with his bike, as I heard it stop, a couple of attempts to re-start it and now all has fallen silent. Must have pushed his bike back home.

People use our little road for their illegal sorties because they believe the cops never come down this road. The kids used to use our road because there was a time when the cops could simply confiscate their bikes if they caught them riding without a helmet. Ah, those were the days.

Also saw a woman walking down the road with two young children, one of them wearing a mask. Was tempted to ask if they all had their attestations and i.d.

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This morning but after 12 ? Is That possible ?

Hmmm...

Your wife was out after 12 ?

So she was breaking the law ?

Smeg - you are a complete ****. If you bother to do any research you will learn the new regs came into force at 12:00 - she went out a bit before 12 but armed with the new attestation. No law was being broken - see this link:

https://www.thelocal.fr/20200317/loc...do-you-find-it

You simply fill one in for each trip out and mark off the permitted activity - dog walking is allowed.

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No cops in my area of town. They were reportedly in the town centre early this morning and at various entry/exit points and they were stopping and questioning people (not asking for attestations).

In many more rural areas there just aren't a any kind of police available.

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Smeg - you are a complete ****. If you bother to do any research you will learn the new regs came into force at 12:00 - she went out a bit before 12 but armed with the new attestation. No law was being broken - see this link:

https://www.thelocal.fr/20200317/loc...do-you-find-it

You simply fill one in for each trip out and mark off the permitted activity - dog walking is allowed.
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You originally said..

"This morning my wife took the dog out for its morning walk and was horrified at what she saw. The streets were crowded, people in substantial groups all greeting each other, shaking hands or kissing on both cheeks. Did they not hear Macron last night? Don't they care? This was after 12:00 and she did see a couple of Gendarmes trying to separate people but to little effect"

Now you are saying..

"she went out a bit before 12 but armed with the new attestation"

So rather than take the dog out at 9 am (lets say) and be home by 10 am, you choose instead to go out a 'bit' before twelve armed with an attestation.

And then your wife saw everyone kissing and hugging in the streets after 12.

It is a tangled web we weave.


When I read the thread originally I for thought (for some unknown reason) that is was an excuse for 'French bashing'.

Obviously I misunderstood.


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Let's just get one thing straight. There are people legitimately getting, on foot or otherwise, wearing masks. This can legitimately include an adult with a child who is not wearing a mask and one child who is. There are people legitimately moving around with one or more children. These people do get the finger pointed at them, which is very unfortunate.

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